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Mad Scientist Mixology: Halloween Cocktail Recipes.

By: Chrisjob Oct 14, 2008

A giant bowl of wispy punch is certainly festive, but a true ghost-host offers their guest customized cocktails that suit their own tastes. Here's a few ideas to get your fall festivities popping.

Garnishes: ANY mixed drink can get a scary-fun makeover with a frightful garnish. Simply mix up drinks per usual, but sink one of the following into your highball or martini glass:

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Macrophotography, A Close-Up Tutorial

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2008

Ever wonder what the 'MF' or  ‘flower’ pictogram was for on your point and shoot camera? It’s to get a peek into the little-seen world around us through close-up photography. Photojojo’s excellent Guide to Macrophotography demystifies the macro and will help you make photos of tiny to really super tiny things look extraordinary. Perfect for on-line merchants!!

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Make a Fish Bowl Jack-o’-lantern

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2008

Bella Dia shares a very clever way of making a perpetual jack-o’-lantern out of a fish bowl. All you need is a round fish bowl, some orange and yellow tissue paper and some Modge Podge. The procedure is so simple, a pictorial tut is really all you need! Via.

Apply yellow tissue paper with Modge Podge to the face area and let dry.

Cover everything, excluding the pumpkin's features, with orange tissue paper. Let dry andContinue Reading

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Instant Night Stand

By: Diy maven Oct 14, 2008

Perfect for the bedroom short on square footage, this instant night stand slips over your bed's frame, creating a spot for your beverage and reading material. You can find it at Contor. Via.

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Go Origami this Halloween

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2008

Origami Club has no less than 12 (13 if you count the witch's broom) folds perfect for a little Halloween cheer. Each example includes a diagram AND and animation of the folds, which is perfect for beginners.

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19th Century Terrace House Goes Modern

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2008

This absolutely spectacular 19th century terrace house is located in Sydney's popular Paddington. The subtle changes to its traditional exterior hints at the modern transformation inside, both of which coexist quite nicely. For more images, visit Desire to Inspire.

 

 

 

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Growing a Crystal Chair

By: Diy maven Oct 13, 2008

Her name is Venus. She is a chair. Her creator, Tokuji Yoshioka, submerges her 'polyester elastomer skeleton' into an aquarium and gradually grows her natural crystalline epidermis fit for the goddess she is. Glorious. Via.

 

 

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'Wood' Lampshade Inspired by David Trubridge

By: Lilybee Oct 12, 2008

David Trubridge's Coral lampshade has been around for a while. I saw it first in Elle Canada and it's been popping up everywhere (it's in this month's Domino, where they have labeled it incorrectly as being a Arne Jacobson piece). While it barely registered at first I am now completely consumed by it... wake-up-at-four-in-the-morning-thinking-about-it style consumed. The trouble is that I don't have $500 to spend onContinue Reading

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Noguchi Style Table, With Books!

By: Lilybee Oct 11, 2008

I spotted this Coffee Table at an open house this afternoon.created on: 10/11/08

It has that Noguchi Table vibe but would cost considerably less than $1,299. I like the quirky humour that uses coffee table books as, well, coffee table books.

The staging company who did the house just stacked up books that the homeowner already had then jammed the tempered glass on top. I'm not completely convinced by the dead cow rug (I like my dead cowContinue Reading

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Get The Sticky Stuff Off A Mason Jar

By: Lilybee Oct 10, 2008

Sure it sounds simple, but I've just spent HOURS picking and peeling and breaking my nails. Does anybody have a fool-proof, no-picking-required method for getting the paper residue and sticky goo off of jars? I know that I could just buy empty ones but I have A BUNCH hanging around and I need to unpeel them to use for the flower arrangements at Ted's Naming Ceremony. Help me Curbly-Wan you're my nail's only hope!

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